Asia From Singapore

ASIA FROM SINGAPORE

KOSHER CRUISE

JANUARY 2 - JANUARY 17, 2019
15 NIGHTS

Holland America MS Westerdam

SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE

Rabbi Yehoram Ulman

Rabbi Yehoram Ulman has served as a Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of a large community in Sydney Australia since 1986. He and his wife Shternie had been sent there as emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Rabbi Ulman heads an organization called FREE (Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe) which is responsible in connecting thousands of immigrants from the former Soviet Union to their Jewish roots.

Rabbi Ulman also serves as a Rosh Beis Din (Senior Dayan) on the Sydney Beis Din and is the immediate Past President of the Rabbinical Council of NSW.

Rabbi Ulman has received smicha for Rabbonus (Yore Yore) as well as Dayonus (Yodin Yodin) from world renowned authorities including Rabbi Pinchos Hirschprung zt”l and yblch’t Rabbi Zalman Nehemia Goldberg shlit’a.

In his capacity as a Dayan and Posek, Rav Ulman regularly gives unique lectures and talks for Rabbonim, Yeshiva and Kollel students, as well as lay people, on the many diverse shayles and halachic matters that he deals with. These include topics such as geyrus (conversion), gittin (divorces), mamzeirus and possible solutions, halachic requirement in IVF and other fertility and genetics issues and many other subjects which are both topical and scholarly.

Rabbi Ulman, many of whose tshuves and psokim (responsa and rulings) were published, has been consulted by Australia’s Attorney-General for his views on suggested changes to the Family Law Act and by the Australian Cabinet for halachic outlook on stem cell research.

ITINERARY

Day 1, Tue, January 2
Singapore
Departs 5:00pm

Day 2, Thu, January 3
At sea

Day 3, Fri, January 4
Nathon (Koh Samui), Thailand
Arrives 8:00am - Departs 4:00pm

Day 4, Sat, January 5
Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand
Arrives 8:00am

Day 5, Sun, January 6
Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand
Departs 3:00pm

Day 6, Mon, January 7
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Arrives 8:00am - Departs 9:00pm

Day 7, Tue, January 8
At sea

Day 8, Wed, January 9
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Arrives 8:00am - Departs 5:00pm

Day 9, Thu, January 10
At sea

Day 10, Fri, January 11
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Arrives 6:00am - Departs 7:00pm

Day 11, Sat, January 12
Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam
Arrives 2:00pm

Day 12, Sun, January 13
Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam
Departs 5:00pm

Day 13, Mon, January 14
At sea

Day 14, Tue, January 15
Phu My (Ho Chi Minh), Vietnam
Arrives 6:00am - Departs 6:00pm

Day 15, Wed, January 16
At Sea

Day 16, Thu, January 17
Singapore
Arrives 7:00am

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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Standard Interior Staterooms
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
MInside Stateroom$4,645 
LInside Stateroom$4,670 
KInside Stateroom Large$4,695 
JInside Stateroom Large$4,715 
IInside Stateroom Large$4,740 

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed. Approx. 151-233 sq ft.

Standard Ocean-View Staterooms
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
HOutside Stateroom (Obstructed View)$4,995 
EOutside Stateroom $5,160 
DOutside Stateroom $5,250 
COutside Stateroom $5,295 

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Approximately 174-180 sq. ft.

Verandah Ocean View Staterooms
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
VFDeluxe Veranda Outside$5,765 
VEDeluxe Veranda Outside$5,835 
VDDeluxe Veranda Outside$5,900 
VCDeluxe Veranda Outside$5,970 
VADeluxe Veranda Outside$6,110 

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 212-359 sq. ft. including verandah.

Signature Suites
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
SYSuperior Veranda Suite$8,400 
SZSuperior Veranda Suite$8,500 
SSSuperior Veranda Suite$8,600 

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 372-384 sq. ft. including verandah.

Neptune Suites
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
SCDeluxe Veranda Suite$9,745 
SBDeluxe Veranda Suite$10,250 
SADeluxe Veranda Suite$10,755 

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 500-712 sq. ft. including verandah.

Pinnacle Suite
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
PSPenthouse Veranda Suite$20,685 

Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,150 sq. ft. including verandah. This unit has a waitlist.

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  • Please enter a number from 1 to 100.
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • All rates are per person based on double occupancy.
  • $1500 per person deposit due at time of booking.
  • Single rate is 170% in all categories.
  • 3rd/4th person rate (all Categories) is $3300 (adult or child).
  • Capacity for 3rd/4th passenger may not be available for all cabin categories.
  • Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
  • These rates do not include port charges and taxes of $175.00
  • This rate does not include gratuities which will be charged on board:
    • $14.50 per guest per day for any category up to a Suite.
    • $16.00 per guest per day for any suite category.

Cancellation Policy:
Bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee per person until 130 days before sailing. Less than 130 days: 100% of total - no refund.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

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Holland America MS Westerdam

The ms Westerdam is the third in Holland America Line’s series of Vista-class ships. Defining the future of cruising, the ms Westerdam offers guests more of everything they desire on a cruise ship: more staterooms with private verandahs, more dining choices from formal dinners to casual poolside dining, more exotic destinations, and the very best […]

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Holland America MS Westerdam

The ms Westerdam is the third in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships. Defining the future of cruising, the ms Westerdam offers guests more of everything they desire on a cruise ship: more staterooms with private verandahs, more dining choices from formal dinners to casual poolside dining, more exotic destinations, and the very best in cruise activities and cruise entertainment. As with all Vista-class ships, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as such as her use of a full-scale diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability.

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MAJOR CRUISE QUESTIONS

What is included in the price of my cruise?

Virtually everything, with the exception of certain items of a personal nature, for which there is a fair and reasonable charge. Your cruise fare includes shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, standard meals, services and onboard entertainment.

What's not included?

Items that are of a personal nature, for which there is a fair and reasonable charge. Not included in the cruise fare are items that are of a personal nature including gratuities, shore excursions, airfare, telephone calls, faxes, spa treatments, salon services, photographs, laundry and valet service as well as wine, liquor and other beverages.

Will I need a passport or visa?

You are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and for complying with Customs and Immigration requirements. Guests with out proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel. If for some reason you must leave the ship mid-cruise, you will be denied re-entry into the U.S. unless you possess a valid U.S. passport and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any guest failing to bring such documentation. All major cruise lines encourage all guests to obtain passports as soon as possible to avoid backlogs. For more information, please visit the U.S State department website at www.travel.state.gov.

CRUISING TIPS

Air Travel

Passports will be required for any air travel from the Caribbean as of January 23, 2007. ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport.

Cruise Travel

As early as January 1st, 2008, subject to U.S. Government amendment, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda may be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security.

Can I phone home?

Ship-to-shore telephone service is available 24 hours a day while the ship is at sea or in port from your stateroom. You'll find a telephone and dialing instructions in your stateroom. If you need to be reached by people at home, have them call or fax the ship directly; or they can contact you via email through your own Internet Service Provider which you can then access via the Internet Café.

Is internet service available?

You can send and receive emails through your own service provider in the Internet Café for a nominal charge.

How do I plan my on-shore activities?

Naturally, you are free to explore many of the ports of call on your own, however, a variety of shore excursion are arranged for you convenience. Each excursion is carefully researched by our Shore Excursion Staff to ensure your experience ashore is as enriching and enjoyable as your stay aboard. You may pre-book your excursions online by selecting Personalize Your Cruise. You will need to enter your booking number and your name as it appears on your reservation. The excursion selected will be debited to you onboard account . Or, if you prefer, you may purchase the shore excursion onboard at the Shore Excursion Desk. Shore Excursions are subject to availability and not available on all ships and sail dates.

What about laundry and dry cleaning services?

Complete valet services including laundry, pressing and dry cleaning, can be arranged through your stateroom steward/stewardess and billed to your shipboard account.

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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

You are responsible for obtaining all travel documents as well as compliance with Customs and Immigration requirements. You will be required to comply with all government imposed security measures, which may change without notice.

Visa Requirements

All passengers are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and for complying with Customs and Immigration requirements.

Please check current VISA requirements with the appropriate embassies or consulates prior to departing on your cruise vacation. Kosherica is providing this application for your convenience.

FAQ'S ABOUT YOUR KOSHERICA CRUISE

New Passport Requirements

Very important! Please read the following information regarding changes to passport requirements. These changes impact U.S. Citizens and non-U.S. Citizens. For more information, please see the U.S. State Department website for passport information. Expired passports are not acceptable.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND CARRYING A PASSPORT VALID FOR SIX MONTHS BEYOND THE DURATION OF YOUR TRAVEL.

Kosherica cruises requires that all guests travel with a valid passport during their cruise. This will enable guests to fly from the U.S. to meet their ship at the first port should they miss their scheduled embarkation and allow guests that must disembark the ship before their cruise ends due to an emergency to fly back to the U.S without significant delays and complications.

For more information, please visit www.travel.state.gov/passport or call the National Passport Information Center toll free at 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TYY at 1-888-874-7793.

For travel outside of the western hemisphere countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens must have and carry a passport valid for six months beyond the duration of the cruise.

Non-U.S./non-Canadian citizens: You must have and carry a passport valid for six months beyond the duration of the cruise. Please carefully verify the existing identification requirements for your particular travel situation. In addition, non-U.S. citizens who have previously been admitted to the United States for permanent residence must carry their Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551), commonly known as a Green Card. Resident aliens not in possession of this must obtain one at the nearest office of the U.S. Immigration Service.

Visas: Some countries require that you obtain official authorization (called a visa) before entering the country. Usually there is a fee required. You are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas. If your itinerary requires a visa prior to boarding, Holland America Line will send a visa information letter to your travel agent. The visa letter will have information for U.S. and Canadian citizens. Citizens of other countries should contact the nearest representative embassies or consulates for the proper information.

Non-U.S. or Canadian citizens may be required to hold a Canadian visa when traveling to Alaska or Canada. Please visit the Canadian government website at http://canada.gc.ca to verify your nationality’s requirements.

Schengen visa holders (applies to those EU-member citizens only): New requirements pertaining to proof of medical insurance coverage have been adopted for all Schengen visa holders. This requirement does not apply to U.S. or Canadian citizens. All guests should keep themselves advised of changes in government requirements. If you have questions about visa requirements, call Zierer Visa Service at 866-788-1100 or local 202-745-4470. You may also choose to send an e-mail message to: [email protected] or visit their website at: www.zvs.com.

Travel Restrictions

  • People with medical conditions or women who are in the last weeks of their pregnancy are asked to consult a doctor before sailing/booking a cruise.
  • Women cannot have begun their 24th week of pregnancy at any time before or during the cruise. If you are pregnant or sailing with a guest who is pregnant they must provide a physician’s letter stating the expected due date, medical fitness to travel and the pregnancy is not high risk. Please also include your name, booking number, ship and sailing date.
  • Infant Policy and Booking Procedures.
    • Infants must be at least 6 months of age on the day of boarding.
    • Infants must be at least 12 months of age on the day of boarding if the cruise has 3 or more consecutive full days at sea.
    • NO EXCEPTIONS will be granted.

Please note, babysitting is not available for children age 2 and under.

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